$3,500 Single Turbo Kit vs. $8,100 Twin Turbo Kit | HiLow
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This is an epic one, fam!
We bought two identical 350z’s and have been modifying them to be FUN, daily drivers that you can take to the track. Team Hi (James Pumphrey & Zach Jobe) get the expensive parts and Team Low (Nolan Sykes & Aaron Parker) get the cheap ones. Then we test them to see which components are actually worth spending the money on.
If you want more power out of your Z, you really have to go forced induction. Which basically means, forcing more air into the engine to get more combustion. So in this episode we're installing turbochargers.
Hi Team went with a Jim Wolf Technologies twin turbo kit. It’s high quality across the board. Best materials, it’s been through lots of R&D, everything should bolt up easily. But it’s $8000 DOLLARS! That’s more than we paid for the actual car! Can that possibly be worth it?
It comes with two Garrett GT25 turbos. Garrett is one of the most trusted brands of turbo. It also comes with all the piping, plumbing and pieces you could ever ask for. Sometimes with these kits, the plumbing won’t fit quite right so you’ll find yourself having to do fabrication or calling your friend who knows how to weld. But with this expensive kit, theoretically everything should bolt right up and we won’t have to get our Tinker Boyz on. Part of that $8000 price tag.
It was designed to be an OEM+ set-up with OEM reliability in mind, which means it shouldn’t require a lot of attention from you once its in--another benefit. It comes with its’ own piggyback box which talks with the car’s ECU or computer, and the right one can save you a lot of time and effort.
These turbos are good for up to 530 hp, which is beneficial in two ways. If you do choose to go FULL hot boi down the line, you won’t need to upgrade your turbos, you can just keep these. The other benefit is that because these are way more than what we’re going to be throwing at them, they’re not likely to be a failure point.
Team Low went with a Rev9 turbo kit, purchased on Amazon for $2400. It’s a single turbo kit. It comes with a turbonetics 60-1 turbo and a turbonetics evolution 38mm external wastegate. That’s one of the reasons we chose this kit. The turbocharger itself is the part of any turbo kit that is the most likely to fail. So even though this kit is “cheap”, I know with a name-brand, at least the turbo itself should be fine.
This kit only includes the hard parts and doesn’t come with any software to help tell the ECU what’s going on. So in addition to the kit, we also had to buy an UpRev software license.
We’re gonna show you our super long journey to get these things installed, then we dyno them to see who makes more power!

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  • Michael Holderegger
    Michael Holderegger

    I think the lesson is: don't do major mods and make your maiden voyage a 12 hour drive. After I do any mod, even minor ones, I daily it for a few days before ai go far.

  • DareToBeDeviant

    Some of us tend to be cursed with ordering aftermarket products. Either too many (unnecessary) parts come with the install... or not enough/wrong size. It's startling to complete something (that works as it should) and find out there are parts left over. Meh, too late. (closes hood)

  • bashpr0mpt

    I bought a 'refurbished' Turbo for my XR6T Falcon. The fucking engine bay was smoking like a full on engine fire on the way home after a few huge burps of backfire, and the thing hand grenaded about two weeks later. I will never EVER trust a non-OEM turbo again, the turbo field is just way too full of scammers to run the risk.

  • Reapa Nomin8
    Reapa Nomin8

    Turbos:something a colleague of mine can mimic better than I can.

  • Mr.Toast

    you guys should do an episode for sound systems

  • dee pharrow
    dee pharrow

    When I was a kid my dad tryed to teach me how to work on his caddy, all I learned was how to hold a flashlight and get yelled at😂😂

  • Aleks Resendez
    Aleks Resendez


  • Life Support
    Life Support

    I feel like these two would be great at playing good cop bad cop

  • Sebastien B
    Sebastien B

    this series is an 12/10, this is awesome content!

  • yb ashi
    yb ashi

    I'm turbo making forom Pakistan

  • Nano Amazon
    Nano Amazon

    Got a warning light? Just remove the light and you dont have a problem anymore

  • Kinang Eagle
    Kinang Eagle

    40:55 Is it just me or is that rain solid?

  • Jon Robinson
    Jon Robinson

    This episode was exactly the donut binge I needed hahaha

  • Th M
    Th M

    In the next series of HiLow, you guys should install superchargers instead of turbochargers edit: 9:16 most likely the most hood thing said on donut

  • Alex R
    Alex R

    Damn, this episode was a rollercoaster of emotions!

  • Sébastien Kazmierczak
    Sébastien Kazmierczak

    Tigers for The Win!

  • Walker Lanier
    Walker Lanier

    best series donut has done so far

  • thegaming midgit
    thegaming midgit

    at 31:26 Aaron sounds like Micheal Jackson

  • Astronaut 9271
    Astronaut 9271

    So what I’m getting again is more expensive doesn’t mean that it’s better in the long run

  • South Sask Farmer
    South Sask Farmer

    Yup. N/A for the win lmao

  • Rudi Jardine
    Rudi Jardine

    best episode ever............. vintage top gear

  • L McLain
    L McLain

    can i ask what the type of sunglasses are called at 29mins

  • jake pineo
    jake pineo

    I had an acquaintance about 10 years ago that had a 300Z twin turbo. He freshened up the engine bottom an top end then put a Jim wolf upgraded turbos and water cooled (if I remember correctly) intercoolers it was ridiculous. Note the paint was shit so it wasn’t pretty that thing was one of the nastiest sleepers I’d ever rode in,looked like shit stupid fast. First time I’d ever heard of Jim Wolf turbos.

  • Caden Moore
    Caden Moore

    It may be a bit expensive but it would be sick if you guys did bmw z4s for the next hi low cars

  • Michael

    i cringed.. hard.

  • Jack wainwright
    Jack wainwright

    wait... is that the guy from hyper drive?

  • Sanity

    the lowcar: sututututu

  • Lime

    When your mom calls you to come down 19:12

  • Jay Mase
    Jay Mase

    Nissans.. bleh. Also, way easier to just get a turbocharged car. However, a lot of fun with this video! Loved it!

  • Andrew D
    Andrew D

    Yall took these cars to abq and nothing happened to them lmao wtf

  • Lucky TheDog
    Lucky TheDog

    Aaron seems like the only nice guy, and hes the prettiest and smartest so hes really winning on all fronts

  • Alfonso Vazquez
    Alfonso Vazquez

    I see what the problem was, they decided to use nissans

  • Oskar Krawiec
    Oskar Krawiec

    Humphrey sounded stoned as hell talking about lions and cats.

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy

    Nolan saying "Ah shit here we go again" Was the best im dying

  • beau cottington
    beau cottington

    this shit is great haha

  • Jack Lougheed
    Jack Lougheed

    If you feel like spending hours not dollas, get an eBay turbo, BOV, and some tubing.

  • Feral Violence
    Feral Violence

    Bro what brand are those sunglasses at 28:30

  • Zoey Michael
    Zoey Michael

    hmmmm an 6.2l lsa swap may be the choice...

  • EliasMat

    next time 240 or s15s

  • Ali Diecast Cars
    Ali Diecast Cars

    Does anyone know the name of the song from 30:52 ?

  • Earl Barnes
    Earl Barnes

    Why is the block cracked....I usually remove the entire engine....instead of squeegeeing parts in small places. PULL THE DAMN ENGINES!

  • NjBoRi 973
    NjBoRi 973

    God I feel like I'm suffering with you guys.. You guys have officially made me to never ever ever think of switching to turbos

  • ttomred4000

    Why just spend a couple hours taking the motor out?

  • Rock Solid Arcade
    Rock Solid Arcade

    Why not take turns on switching each episode on who gets cheap parts and expensive parts.

  • Truculent Phillips
    Truculent Phillips

    Well I spotted the issue.. you're shopping at O'Reilly for electrical parts...

  • John Ryan
    John Ryan

    Beginning of the video "dang I should buy a z" Half way through " shit my 600hp 2g gsx has only fouled a plug before, I don't want a headache , onto the next car I should add to my collection"

  • Jordan Dodson
    Jordan Dodson

    Damn. I live in Albuquerque and didn’t even know they came here😭😭😭😭

  • 12dale

    This is painful to watch at times as these are some serious mechanical oversights that a experienced mechanic would be able to explain before proceeding.

  • ripnk

    this shit is a movie. So cool to see the joy on their face driving in LA and the shot in the O'Reillys parking lot was amazing.

  • brainfulman

    The last time I felt this good was when I watched top gear on BBC with Clarkson may and Hammond... Honestly this is fucking awesome! I just discovered this hilow series and I hinged it all in one night...

  • Samaje Edwards
    Samaje Edwards

    Dde music 👀

  • lilcuriousgeorge1

    Hope y’all continue this series or something similar where y’all buy the same car and do stuff to them to compare. Like turbo vs supercharged etc

  • PRO Racing AG Mexico
    PRO Racing AG Mexico

    Awesome video Bros! Amazing work. This is one of the best videos I've ever seen on cars. Keep it on Bro.

  • Colby Conner
    Colby Conner

    Drill a hole at the end of crack then weld it up

  • Blue's TV
    Blue's TV

    so many mistakes on camera, its painful to watch ! disliked ! 14:50 ... ..... ......... Apes !

  • Takumi

    Please explain how is 3500$ CHEAP

  • James B
    James B

    I actually did go to UTI, (not sure if he was joking). Now I'm a chemical operator at a pharmaceutical plant. Go UTI.

  • darryl boodie
    darryl boodie

    Nissan blows

  • Jokey Jesus
    Jokey Jesus

    Lo car probably had a tune in the first place.

  • Jokey Jesus
    Jokey Jesus

    28:43 thru 28:51 obviously something is jacked up with the clutch, or he didn't push the clutch in

  • Seyd hussey
    Seyd hussey


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  • Shadow Fall
    Shadow Fall

    Well this was fun. Almost feels like top gear. For sure got me interested!

  • Josh Hansen
    Josh Hansen

    These guys are funny as hell

  • The Dude on Wheels
    The Dude on Wheels

    To tha party

  • The Dude on Wheels
    The Dude on Wheels

    I think im late

  • sck mabls
    sck mabls

    How about buying American cars and doing this stuff to American cars and get rid of those annoying ass mufflers sounds like a damn weed eater this is everything I hate about this generation. Fast and the furious has been dead for years now just my opinion lol

  • Jeremy

    Lesson learned. Find a reputable shop who knows how to do the job right. I commend you for showing us the drama.

  • Christopher Hyde
    Christopher Hyde

    Next season use a Subaru BRZ or WRX

  • ChickenBiddies

    the UTI pause killed me

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